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Gentle Spring

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1865 accompanied in the catalogue by a sonnet by the artist's friend, Charles Algernon Swinburne. The figure was painted in the garden of the poet and novelist, George Meredith. She represents Proserpina returning from the land of the dead. Sandys joined Rossetti's circle in 1857 and lived with him in Cheyne Walk for most of 1866.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

pre 1865

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 121 x W 64 cm

Accession number

WA1923.2

Acquisition method

Presented by Captain R. Langton Douglas in memory of his son, Lt Archibald Douglas, killed in action, 1916, 1923 On loan.

Work type

Painting


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